David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Rick Wright on stage together for the first time in 24 years at Live 8 in London last night. Seeing Pink Floyd play (Breath, Money, Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb) was the highlight of an amazing day. Sadly, this was the only decent shot I got of them, as after 10 hours of music, the batteries in my camera were all but dead.
R.E.M. performing at Live 8 in Hyde Park yesterday. I took a lot of photos (slideshow in the works) but this one is probably one of the best.
Pat Metheny and his group performing earlier tonight at the Hammersmith Apollo. What an amazing group of musicians. At some point during the performance, each had played at least four instruments, and even the drummer strapped on a bass guitar – while he was still playing the drums! They played the new album, The Way Up, in its entirety, non-stop, all 68 minutes of it. Here’s about 50 seconds’ worth of The Way Up.
That’s Ben Folds down there somewhere at the piano. Alice and I saw him tonight at the Hammersmith Apollo. He’s a genius … what more can I say? Other than go see him, and buy his latest CD, Songs For Silverman.